Friday, June 8 2012 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Versailles Poultry Days will be celebrating its 61st festival June 8, 9 & 10, 2012. The 2012 Poultry Days theme is “Operation Poultry” a tribute to our armed forces.
Armed forces activities include: On Sat June 9th at 9:30am there will be a Veteran tribute at the town’s fountain square. At 11:00am, the Grande Parade will include military vehicles, marching veterans, & many floats dedicated to the military. There will also be a flag raising ceremony at 2:00pm on the festival grounds in front of the School Administration building. Throughout the entire weekend there will be displays from the 101st Airborne Division WW11 Living History Team, Historical Reenactment Society, and National Guard. Also, many Military units will be on the grounds: IWO Float, 1941 WC-21, 1942 Halftrack, 1942 Ambulance, 1943 Weasel, 1944 DUKW/DUCK, 1945 Jeep, 1945 CCKW, 1947 Jeep, 1952 Duce, 1953 Ambulance, 1953 Duce, 1967 M37, 1986 5-ton/LCVP. The Poultry Days board members are honored to invite all Veterans to join us at this year’s festival.
The Poultry Days Festival has always been famous for the delicious BBQ chicken, served all weekend long. You can enjoy the chicken under a covered tent on the grounds or by using our drive thru. Serving times: Friday June 8th 3:00pm-8:00pm, Saturday June 9th 12:00pm - 7:30pm, & Sunday June 10th 11:00am – 7:00pm.
Bear Hollow wood carving performances will return again this year. These wonderful wood sculptures are recognized for attention to detail, knowledge of the craft, and an entrepreneurial spirit. A must see to believe event. Scheduled show times are Saturday June 9th at 2:00, 4:00, 6:00, and 8:00 p.m. and Sunday June 10th at 1:00, 3:00, 5:00, and 7:00 p.m.
Poultry Days is known for their many fun events and this year will be no exception. A new addition to the list is the Adult Tricycle races. Others activities include the Bean Bag Toss, Kiddie Tractor Pulls, 2 on 2 Basketball tournament, Flower show, Arts & Crafts, Cake & Egg contest, Photography show, 5K run/walk, Antique car and tractor show & parade, and the Miss Chick & The Little Miss Poultry Day contests. We will also have Bingo, Laser tag, Pony rides, and Carnival games & rides. For further information, scheduled times, and forms access the website: www.versaillespoultrydays.com.
The commercial and craft tents will again be booming during the festival. Serendipity Moms have been busy filling these tents with fun-filled vendors and opportunities, browse through and show your support for our local businesses.
The live music entertainment in the social tent this year includes: Friday June 8th, “Nashville Crush” at 7:30pm, on Saturday June 9th, “Higgens-Maidwell” at 1:30pm, “Pocket Change” at 4:30pm, “Karmas Pawn” at 7:30pm. On Sunday June 10th, “On the Radar” at 1:00pm, “2x2 Unplugged” at 3:00pm, and “Empty Tank” at 6:00pm.
We are also excited to announce some new adult beverages. The entire selection includes: Bud Light, Yuengling (new), Bacardi (Raz & Lemonade), and Versailles Winery Wine (new). You must be 21 to purchase tickets, identification WILL be checked. Please drink responsibly.